The economy is global, businesses are increasingly global, management has gone global and there is an increasing demand (and reward) for truly skilled global leaders, managers and executives. Black and Morrison address this change by asking why and when globalization truly began and explain how businesses can adapt themselves to remain competitive in increasingly global markets.
Written by authoritative experts and based on extensive, up-to-date research and interviews with leading global leaders, The Global Leadership Challenge provides practical tools to develop global leadership skills, laying down the capabilities that must be developed and the plans that must be made to meet the globalization challenge.
This will be truly vital reading for middle managers who have ambition for more senior positions, senior managers that are already bumping up against the challenges of global leadership, and top executives who are in the midst of the challenges of global leadership.
Table of Contents
1. The Rise of Globalization 2. Globalization's Relevance to You 3. A Framework for Global Leadership 4. Inquisitiveness 5. Global Leaders have Perspective 6. Global Leaders Exhibit Character 7. Global Leaders Demonstrate Savvy 8. Global Leaders: Born or Made? Buy or Build? 9. Developing Global Leaders 10. Intersecting your Career Stage and Leadership Development 11. Mapping your Future as a Global Leader
Stewart Black is Professor of Global Leadership and Strategy at IMD, Switzerland. He specializes in leadership, strategy, change, globalization, human capital and stakeholder engagement. He is the co-author of many highly regarded books and has authored over 50 articles in both managerial and academic publications, including: Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, the Academy of Management Journal, Human Resource Management, and the Journal of International Business Studies
Allen J. Morrison is Professor of Global Management and the holder of the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Chair for Responsible Leadership in the Maritime Industry at IMD, Switzerland. He is also Director of the IMD Global CEO Center and has authored or co-authored over 60 articles and case studies, and eight books. His research has been published in a range of journals including Harvard Business Review, Strategic Management Journal, Sloan Management Review, Journal of Management, and the Journal of International Business Studies
The Global Leadership Challenge is a stimulating, practical guide to managing effectively in an ever-globalizing business world. It’s an excellent read with real-life examples for how to deliver value for your company and improve yourself as a global leader. I highly recommend the book to anyone interested in enhancing their global leadership skills.
Doug Tough, Chairman and CEO, International Flavours and Fragrances, Inc.
In a world of possibly too many publications on leadership, Black and Morrison’s book stands out, offering great insights, tools, and techniques that are critical for successful global leaders.
Steven Holliday, CEO, National Grid plc.
Global leaders were made 20 years ago; their children were born global, and will now compete with you for the best jobs. It's time to up your game, and this book is the best global passport you can hope for.
Michel Demaré, Chairman of the Board, Syngenta
The first edition ‘Global Explorers’ was my instructional guide for my first international assignment. In this second edition, Black and Morrison lay out a research-based but practical framework that is a must-read for any leader facing the challenge of globalization!
William Chisholm, CEO, Samuel Son & Co.
This lucidly written book provides guidance for acquiring and nurturing leadership qualities for confidently facing a rapidly globalizing world undergoing increasing uncertainty, complexity and pace of change.
Ravi Kant, Vice Chairman of Tata Motors